La Wake à Gélas
Les Productions Cuisine à Mémé presents La Wake à Gélas café-theatre, a musical comedy at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall in Mont-Carmel on July 11-13, 20-22, 25-27 and August 3-5. Co-writer and artistic director Paul D. Gallant tells the story of La Wake à Gélas. After his daughter’s wedding in 2019, the summer of 2023 brings the sad news of Gélas’ tragic and unexpected death. While his wife Tarzille, his daughter Jeannette and his twin sister Gélinas, who came all the way from Charlottetown, are all grieving, audiences can be assured there will be plenty of music and food to go around. All are invited to Gélas’ wake, because with Gélas and his best friend Alphonse, there will be plenty to laugh about—even at a wake. The cast includes Gérald (Ge) Arsenault, Sophie Gallant, Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, Jaden MacInnis, Katie Marchbank, and Briley Cameron. The original script was written in 2017 by Ryan Doucette, Paul D. Gallant and Alexandre Poirier. Gallant made a few adjustments to better reflect its presentation in PEI. This is a café-theatre concept which doesn’t offer a full supper, but an ample snack with tea, coffee and cash bar service.